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Our Impact


As each woman participates in our yearlong program, she works to strengthen herself across four critical areas of social and economic empowerment.

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Influencing Decision Making

Upon graduation, 79% more women reported being involved in household decisions about having more children, and 56% more reported being involved in financial decisions.

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Earning and Saving Money

Women’s daily earnings more than doubled, from an average of $0.80 at enrollment to $2 upon graduation. Their savings also grew from an average of $13 to $88

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Improving Health and Well-Being

The number of women who reported practicing family planning more than doubled.

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Connecting to Networks of Support

Women’s participation in savings groups more than tripled by graduation, enabling women increased access to loans and a stronger support system of their peers.

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Impact Outcomes

We monitor and measure critical changes in women's outcomes over time.  

Measurement & Evaluation

Our team collects data throughout the program and after to understand its impact on women. Through comprehensive surveys, life history interviews, in-depth internal learning exercises, and independent impact evaluations, we are constantly looking at what works, what doesn’t, and what can be done better.  

As we grow our evidence base, particularly through randomized control trials (RCTs), we actively share our learning with others to increase impact for women globally. 

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Sustainable Development Goals
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Women for Women International supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). See how our program measures up.   
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Resource Library
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Women for Women International is dedicated to learning from and sharing results from our evaluations and research. Find select resources from our Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning work in our Resource Library.
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We are thrilled to offer exquisite hand-crafted creations by women in our Rwanda program! From bright foldable tote bags to one-of-a-kind bracelets, every purchase supports talented women survivors of war on their path to self-reliance.